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Hendry Zinfandel Napa Valley Block 28 2006

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The concentrated dark fruit flavors include black currant black licorice and bay with hints of black pepper. The French oak is well integrated and adds a layer of toast tobacco and leather. The wine is full bodied' with very fine tannin structure and a long finish. 'Hendry Block 28 is located on bench lands west of the town of Napa. This 4.17 acre block is 160 feet above sea level and has thin stony Boomer series soils. Morning fog and strong afternoon breezes from San Pablo Bay moderate the maritime climate.

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Hendry:
Hendry is a small estate winery located in the south-western Napa valley. Our 117 acres of vineyard lie on gently sloping terrain between 160 and 290 feet in elevation. Thin stony soils and moderate climate allow the production of a wide range of varietals. Most of this property has belonged to the Hendry family since 1939. At Hendry, we stress the importance of the vineyard, and we devote m... Read more
Hendry is a small estate winery located in the south-western Napa valley. Our 117 acres of vineyard lie on gently sloping terrain between 160 and 290 feet in elevation. Thin stony soils and moderate climate allow the production of a wide range of varietals. Most of this property has belonged to the Hendry family since 1939. At Hendry, we stress the importance of the vineyard, and we devote much of our time to understanding its variation on small scales. Combination of soil, climate, varietal and clone are critical, and for this reason, we have divided our vineyard into 50 different blocks, each managed separately. To us, every block is a learning experience that teaches us about interactions among these variables, and how they influence fruit composition and wine quality. Small changes in any of them can have dramatic effects on the wine. There has beem vineyard on this property for more than 140 years, and we have been farming here for nearly half that time. As our knowledge grows, our vineyard blocks evolve, and we get closer to understanding the full potential of our vineyard. Read less

External Reviews for Hendry Zinfandel Napa Valley Block 28

11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Hendry Zins are typically overripe and so is this one-no surprise that it sports 15.8% alcohol, and thus no surprise that its deep, bold aromas are dominated by dried grape and tarry smells. Fruit, however, is the missing ingredient and while one can find hints of blackberries in both nose and mouth, so too does one find too much dryness and tannin. Power hungry Zinfanatics will love it. The rest of the world will look elsewhere.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Hendry Zins are typically overripe and so is this one-no surprise that it sports 15.8% alcohol



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The concentrated dark fruit flavors include black currant black licorice and bay with hints of black pepper. The French oak is well integrated and adds a layer of toast tobacco and leather. The wine is full bodied' with very fine tannin structure and a long finish. 'Hendry Block 28 is located on bench lands west of the town of Napa. This 4.17 acre block is 160 feet above sea level and has thin stony Boomer series soils. Morning fog and strong afternoon breezes from San Pablo Bay moderate the maritime climate.

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